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Furthur Live at Red Rocks on 2010-09-25

by Furthur



01 Tuning
02 Help on the Way>
03 Slipknot!>
04 Franklin's Tower
05 Alabama Getaway
06 Sittin on Top of the World
07 High on a Mountain>
08 Viola Lee 1>
09 Bertha>
10 Viola Lee 2>
11 Cumberland Blues>
12 Viola Lee 3

13 Tuning
14 Mountain Song>
15 I Know You Rider>
16 Terrapin Suite>
17 The Eleven>
18 Unbroken Chain>
19 Dark Star v2>
20 Stella Blue>
21 The Other One
22 Donor Rap
23 One More Saturday Night


Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue Red Rocks
Location Morrison, CO

Source AKG483>V3>MT2496 (16/44.1)
Taped by Jeff Frank
Transferred by Jeff Frank

Notes

Tracking in CD Wave
Recorded and seeded by Jeff Frank jsfrank@sbcglobal/net

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - September 25, 2014
Subject: --
HELL yes - Furthur delights me, surprises me, continues to respect the music in ways that not many others could do, or dare....while I'm not big on JK taking entire Garcia tunes entirely by himself (Bertha, Stella), his guitar playing certainly makes the grade and there are some magical moments here:

*Jeff on Cumberland - I mean, :::whoa, nellie:::
*Unbroken Chain. The big post-jam "descending" section is so lovely, so perfectly executed in line with how Phil must have originally envisioned it played live...I mean, I could listen to that section (before Phil's final verse) over and over again.

Never been one to use a setlist as a benchmark for a show's rating, but this one is eyebrow-raising, for sure - and the playing matches it.
Reviewer: newpotato11 - - July 10, 2011
Subject: The music lives on
WOW THIS IS SO FUN!!!
I've been following Furthur on archive, and I've enjoyed much, but until now I haven't heard an entire show of this depth. Personally I favor Phil and Friends from 2000-03 with the quintet. I've enjoyed Rob Barraco and John Molo far more than the current players. But with this show both Jeff and Joe are in the groove, and John is so much more of what I wanted Garcia to be when he wasn't healthy.My only complaint is that Bob Weir is the weak link on this one to my ears. So I've finally found in Terrapin and the Other One a show fro this band that says the peak is not over!!!

On the other hand, I would like to promote the quintet aka PLQ. Here's some recommended selections:

4-29-01 Broken Arrow>
Viola>
Shakedown
6-30-01 She Said She Said>
Mountains of the Moon
7-1-01 Doin That Rag>
Bartha
5-23-02 Till the Mornin' Comes>
Unbroken Chain>
Night of a 1000 Stars
5-28-02 Leave Me Out of This
Fire on the Mountain
6-1-02 Dark Star>
St. Stephen>
The 11>
Dark Star
8-31-02 entire show
9-25-03 """"""
11-14-03"""""""
11-15-03 1st set - my 40th b-day

I know many people have a hard time adjusting to Jimmy H or Warren, bur after I got over my expectation of hearing these songs the way I heard them in the past, I found a whole new universe.
Reviewer: morningDewd - - January 30, 2011
Subject: Mountain song high
Great recording. Have to admit that the mountain song is a high-point. A very enjoyable set. Furthur is truly taking it further. Can't wait to hear more from the gents.
Reviewer: Purple Gel - - October 28, 2010
Subject: High in the Rockies!!
This show is just bristling with energy. A beautiful night at the Rocks. The openiong of H>S>F, Alabama, Sittin On Top of the World was powerful. The Viola Lee sandwich with Bertha and Cunmerland was real nice. Set 2 just continued with the energy flow. Terrapin Suite>Unbroken Chain>Eleven>Dark Star>Stella Blue>Other One was just great. This was the best post-Jerry show I have seen.
Reviewer: chex-mix - - October 26, 2010
Subject: Refriggin Diculous
The whole run was intense but this night in general was amazing! Viola sandy=Awesome Terrapin=Awesome Other One=Mind Melting!! Joe's "hummingbird impression" on terrapin... delicious!! Great vibes here and great music to boot. Anyone else who was there knows what went down on Saturday Night and it was an experience never to be forgotten. I truly hope those boys make it back up to the mountain again sooooon.
Reviewer: sceezo - - October 15, 2010
Subject: stellar stella blue
thank you for the marvelous recording - terrific show all the way through, but i have to say that in all my years of listening to grateful dead music this is one of the greatest versions of stella blue i have ever heard - just flat out beautiful -
thanks again to the taper, and thanks to the band
Reviewer: fbc2k1 - - October 5, 2010
Subject: Still elevated from this show
Echoing what others have said, so sorry to be repetitive, but what an amazing evening! I have been going to shows at RR for over 20 years, and this was the BEST I have seen. I agree, there was something magical and/or mystical going on that night. I have never heard music played like that before...it was like it was from another dimension (and that's not drugs talking, people). Lestafari's comments were spot on...
Reviewer: eyesaweabyrd - - October 4, 2010
Subject: wow wee
cerfmon pretty much said it!
Reviewer: icculus is dead - - October 4, 2010
Subject: Spirits on the rocks.
Anyone else see, hear, or feel spirits onstage during setbreak? Maybe it was just the RIP John Henry Bonham 9/25/1980 that they displayed on the big screen that got me thinkin of it. But then the crazy drumming! - when you believe in things you dont understand - What a show start to finish.
Reviewer: boulderturtle - - October 2, 2010
Subject: Grateful Dead Experience
Being at this show was a blessing. I have never seen anything like it, and I really doubt I will ever again. After seeing 7 Furthur shows this year, this was easily the one to see. I would have put down all the money on tickets I spent (for 7), just for this one night. It was magical, and I can't put into words what it was like. Listen to the set, that will only be 1/100 of the SHOW. The crowd was together, on the exact same level. 100 miles above red rocks watching in awe.

Music wise it was top-notch. I've never seen such solid, on-point jams from songs into nothing back into songs. John K is pushing every single person in this band to their limits, and it adds a lot to an already incredible experience. Highlights were Other One, Terrapin Suite, Unbroken Chain, Mountain Song and without a doubt STELLA BLUE. First set highlight was H>S>F, though I had been dying to see them open a show with it.

I don't know if there is some incredible chemistry at this show, or they are just getting better. Sunday didn't seem half as solid, and the March shows (3/6/10 especially was mind blowing) look like kids play compared to this crazy great night.

Catch 'em while they are still smokin'!
Reviewer: BataviaSparky - - October 2, 2010
Subject: Lestafari's take
Lestafari-That the the coolest, most concise review I've ever read on the archive! Without pointing out one detail of the set, your ride there, the drugs you took, or anything else relevant to the recording, you painted a perfect picture of what this night was like!!!
P.S. I was NOT there, but I sure wish I had been! This 3 night run, to my ears, is the closest it'll ever get to what the Grateful Dead experience was. I've listened to lots of the Furthur stuff, and I gotta say, they get better and better! Cannot wait for Chicago!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Dylan M - - October 1, 2010
Subject: Best night of the run
Looking back, setlist wise and jam segues were all well executed and pleasing for all to hear.

Help>Slip>Frank Alabama Sitting On top, a lovely Viola Lee wrap around (boy Phil loves doing that), and the highlight of the evening: Stella Blue> Other 1 closer, out of its usual dead setlist order (Other One>Stella Blue) made for some very interesting and inspired playing.

Thanks boys. Keep it coming, Bobby: play Brother Esau!!!
Reviewer: Sugaree1 - - October 1, 2010
Subject: Please!?!?!?!
I have nothing but love for you dedicated tapers. Always appreciate the great work and was hoping someone, anyone could post the 9/18,20 &22 shows that aren't here yet! I need my fix man! Thankx always,
Sugaree
Reviewer: phunctup - - October 1, 2010
Subject: Oh what fun!
I was there all three nights. This was my favorite night. Great recordings. Thanks.
Reviewer: martinzimmer13 - - September 30, 2010
Subject: 5 for Mountain Song alone!
checked all the versions of this postings available - this one sounding best!

was thrilled to read about 2 all new songs by this band, based on ideas David Crosby and Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia (as far as i understood) were involved with...heard them...listened to them...let them infiltrate my ears...floated away, High On A Mountain first, meandering, wonderfully cryptical, over the hills and far away...

than Mountain Song, so simple the melody, so swampy the rhythm, so perfect the feel when you hear these vocals with bobby voice-hovering over the multilayered choir.

amazing, enlightening, deadsolidperfect!
then moved back to the start of the show, where after the Help-triptych mr.kadlecik took over for AL getaway.

got in the mood immediately, kind of sit-dancing on my bureau chair, foot stomping and head waving, looking forward for what to attempt regarding the really breathtaking setlist, smiling all the time at this real foggy cloudy early fall season caricature of a day in south western Germany...

H A !

i got it better, hot red rocks on my ears! and the thrilling Mountain Song yet to come (again!). 's wonderful, innit?
Reviewer: Panamafreddd - - September 30, 2010
Subject: Whattarun!
Five stars for sound quality would give six if available. Same goes for performance. By the time the otherone boomed through the redrocks i was too tired to dance, just watched in amazement. BOMBS LEFT AND RIGHT--OOOHHHH YAHHH PHIL! Terrapin, you've heard it before but listen to this one WOW AMERICAN BEAUTY for sure!
viola lee sandwich produced many high fives lots of jumping around.. demented HSF from outer space wondering how do they follow a first set like this?? with a second set like that! Thats how. Wow. glad they finished up the dark star from vegas, i definitely thought i was losing my mind waiting for that second verse... will definitly travel more to see this band. they have come so far.
((((NFA)))
Reviewer: oReOs - - September 28, 2010
Subject: lestafari
how could it be said better than what you have. it cannot be. :)
Reviewer: Lestafari - - September 28, 2010
Subject: Famous Redrocks Amphitheatre Melts!
Local officials are surveying what's left of the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver, Colorado. Channel 7 News interviewed several dazed individuals following a concert by the rock band "Further" last Saturday evening, but were unable to ascertain what actually happened. While information is still coming in, most of those interviewed could provide few details and could only offer comments like "wow" and "holy crap." A lone Security Guard familiar with the band indicated that sometime during the second set, a plasma wave emanated from the stage and combined with the crowd energy to cause the entire amphitheatre to melt into a red ooze that subsequently "evaporated into thin air." Geologists are unable to explain the phenomenon and the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the incident. More news at The Eleven.
Reviewer: dapanic - - September 27, 2010
Subject: No Less Than 5 Stars
Mountain Song was the only song that I wasn't blown away by. One of the most fun of any show I've ever seen. Danced so hard I had Red Rocks bruises from bumping into the wood seats! There is no way that you can't love this!
Reviewer: cerfmon - - September 27, 2010
Subject: Terrapin Melt: the Other white meat...get'em while they're hot!
...simply put...this is just a killer show...comes right out of the blocks with a tasty H-S-F...and then it just gets...bettah n'bettah...the first set Viola triple sammmy with its hopped up seemless transitions is already gaining notoriety...and it's only days old...(essentially, a second set as first set)...then it's onto the second set...where the Terrapin Suite is simply sublime...and then it's a very tasty romp thru The Eleven>Unbroken Chain>Dark Star v2>Stella Blue>...which only leads into a fantastically psychedelic melt down The Other One which is just candy on top of the whole enchilada...n'ah very, very nice cherry on top it is...to be savored...then...because it is, afterall, Saturday night...n'just 'bout everybody saw it comin' after it didn't show up in the first set...Bobby gets his just desserts (fer being a good doobie thruout the show n'bringin' great vocals n'guitar fills) with a rockin' n'rollin' One More Saturday Night that's just good clean fun...and absolutely not a let down after what just transpired over the previous several hours...what a show...and what a musical journey...this iteration of post-Jerry survivin' head Deads known as Furthur is now a bona fide band in its own right...they have found a way to jell n'now can really go places...n'take you there...tah boot...this band has progressed tremendously since last March...they no longer have any lingerin' vestiges of merely "coverin" the material...they now evince the confidence to step up n'make it their own...again...it could be a real fun ride as long as they feel the need...for speed...from here on out...could be some real good times...n'shows...furthur down the road...enjoy'em...while they're hot...
Reviewer: Zacc - - September 27, 2010
Subject: Sweet
Thanks to the tapers for getting these shows up so quickly. Looking forward to seeing 9/26 here soon too. I am kicking myself for not getting to these shows. Caught the Redmond (Seattle) show, but thought long and hard about hitting up Red Rocks. Work/family/cost/life got in the way. Should have gone for it! What a 3-night run. I'm floored by this Sat. night show. That Viola stuff is nuts. These guys are playing better and better. Hmmm....fly out to see MSG tour closers? A definite possibility.
Reviewer: cothrex67 - - September 27, 2010
Subject: FREAKIN AWSOME!!!!!!!
THANKS BRO FOR INCREDIBLE RECORDING, THEY PLAYED THEIR ASSES OFF!!LOVED TO HEAR JEFF & JAY SOUNDING STRONG ON TERRAPIN & OTHER ONE, WITCH BOTH SONGS WERE ONE OF THE BEST VERSIONS I'VE HEARD. MUCH LOVE FROM NORTHERN CALI.
Reviewer: chives - - September 27, 2010
Subject: mid been blown- you?
great show/setlist but its wierd how many people get hostile at the sight of a 17 year old kid i get that youve all been seeing this band your whole lifes but cant we all enjoy the music? just saying. i still had a blast and i think everyone can conquer that this show was pretty amazing. its red rocks! perfect venue and a perfect band-what more could you ask for? (besides a cheaper ticket of course) awesome night regardless
Reviewer: David Zuckerman - - September 26, 2010
Subject: Stellar !!!!!
Thank you for the vibes !!!!!
Reviewer: craze - - September 26, 2010
Subject: Thanks!
Thanks!
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